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Released: 2010-08-30

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Family Tree Maker 2011 Essentials [Old Version] by Nova Development US

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Brand: Nova Development U..Media: CD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows 7
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With 100+ enhancements to help you, this new version creates your family tree faster, easier and better than ever before. Rich story-telling tools enable you to add photos, documents and videos. You can also incorporate historical records from Ancestry the worlds largest family history website Ancestry Family Tree Maker Essentials Software comes with a free 1-month membership giving you access to immigration and marriage records, census data and much more. Even create charts and reports of your tree in a variety of new formats to share with friends and family. The end result is a family history you'll treasure for years to come.


Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP

Product Features

  • Software for discovering your family history and preserving it for generations to come
  • Brand-new user interface; organize media files with drag-and-drop simplicity
  • Enhance family tree with charts, reports, photos, audio, video, and more
  • View timelines and interactive maps; 5 new report styles and 4 new fan chart designs
  • Includes Quick Start Guide and free 1-month Ancestry's membership

Editorial Review Family Tree Maker gives you 100+ new and exciting ways to discover your story. Plus, your free one-month membership provides access to three billion U.S. historical records including immigration and census data that could document your family's story. You'll even find photos, news stories, other family trees, and a helpful community of members that you might be related to.

New user interface
Brand-new user interface plus more than 100 software enhancements makes it easier than ever to discover your family's story.


  • Easily discover and preserve your family story privately and conveniently on your PC.
  • For over 20 years, Family Tree Maker has been the choice of millions.
  • Includes one month of free access to, the world's largest online family history resource containing immigration and marriage records, census data, and more.*
  • Organize media files with drag-and-drop simplicity.
  • Write family stories that automatically update as facts change in your tree.
  • View timelines and interactive maps highlighting events and places in your ancestors' lives.
  • Bring your family tree alive with attractive books, charts, and reports; photos, audio, and video; timelines and interactive maps.
  • Quick Start Guide--Learn to start your tree and personalize it in no time at all.
View maps
View maps to see where your ancestors may have lived--and track your family's migration paths.

Discover your family story.

Follow the hints.

Just enter what you know into Family Tree Maker. Soon you'll see green leaves or Hints when we've matched one of your ancestors with historical records, family trees, and photos. Click on the leaf to learn more.

NEW -- Learn more from other members. has a helpful community of millions. You could easily find other members researching your ancesters, compare notes, and discover more together.

Put your ancestors on the map.

View maps to see where your ancestors may have lived -- and track your family's migration paths.

Census record
1930 Census Record

Preserve your discoveries.

Save to your desktop.

Family Tree Maker makes it easy to save information you discover on to your family tree, complete with an electronic copy of the original record.

NEW -- Create Smart Stories.

Just drag and drop facts from your tree to the new Smart Stories page. Each time you edit your tree, stories update automatically.

IMPROVED -- Manage photos and more.

Store photos, audio and video files, electronic records, and more right inside Family Tree Maker. New tools help you to manage them faster than ever before.

5 new report styles and 4 new fan chart designs.
Use five new report styles and four new fan chart designs. Enhance your charts with new backgrounds and embellishments.

Share your family tree.

IMPROVED -- Print charts.

Choose from hundreds of chart options. Add images anywhere you like. Then print right at home -- or print professionally.

Invite friends and family.

Upload your tree to and send email invitations to loved ones so they can view your family tree. You get to decide what each person can see and do in your tree.

IMPROVED -- Create reports.

See and share your tree from different perspectives -- by location, migration path, family name, birthdays, and more.

What's New?

  • Write family stories that automatically update when facts change in your tree.
  • Organize media files with drag and drop simplicity.
  • View more events that occurred during your ancestors' lives. Even edit, delete or add your own historical events.
  • Use five new report styles and four new fan chart designs.
  • Enhance your charts with new backgrounds and embellishments.
  • Automatically number every person in your tree for quick reference.
  • And much more.

We make it easy for you.

NEW -- Quick Start Guide

From starting your tree to personalizing it with family information, photos, and video, you'll create an amazing family history in no time.

* U.S. Essentials Membership term begins upon Family Tree Maker registration and activation of subscription with a valid credit card. You won't be billed unless you let your subscription renew after the free one month has ended.

More Details

Publisher: Nova Development U..Category: Education & ReferenceBinding: SoftwareLanguage: English

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